Whole Foods Market said Thursday that customer payment information at some of the grocer’s in-store bars or restaurants was hacked.
The Austin-based company has not yet said how many customers or stores might be affected but said payment information at its primary checkout counters was not hacked because they use a different operating system.
“When Whole Foods Market learned of this, the company launched an investigation, obtained the help of a leading cyber security forensics firm, contacted law enforcement, and is taking appropriate measures to address the issue,” the company said in a written statement.
Whole Foods, which was recently purchased by online retailer Amazon, also said that Amazon’s system was not affected.
Most of Whole Foods’ more than 460 stores do not have in-store bars and restaurants. The ones that do are usually inside or near larger cities.
It’s unclear when the hack happened and when exactly Whole Foods learned of the incident. Whole Foods did not respond to a message left seeking additional comment.
The grocer said it would continue to investigate the matter and provide updates when it has more information.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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